Cross-stitch - Another of my Therapeutic Hobby


I am in the midst of doing a cross-stitch for a dear friend. This little bear with a heart cross-stitch is one of my favourite. It is very sweet and quite easy to do.

I will sew some Bible verses besides the bear and frame it up.

I have done this cross-stitch for several of my friends and they like it very much.

I find it therapeutic to do things for others. It makes me very happy to see others happy.

Having some form of hobbies can be very enjoyable and relaxing too. It helps to slow me down at times as my thoughts will be racing otherwise :-)

My dear friend, Michelle and her husband, also love to do cross-stitch. Their cross-stitch are very beautiful. Do visit Michelle's blog at Ozarks sew n' sews to see their lovely handiworks.

So far I have benefited from the following hobbies besides cross-stitch:

1) Photography. I enjoy photography very very much. I am thrilled to be able to capture some of the beauties in God's creations. It is helping me to enjoy God's creations in many wonderful ways. In the past, I have been too busy to enjoy walks, flowers, beach, etc etc. Now I am discovering these through the lenses of my camera :-)

2) Making Bookmarks. I enjoy making Bookmarks for my friends. I used my photos and photos taken by my brother and friends, to make these bookmarks. If you are interested in making bookmarks, you can check out my Homemade Bookmarks Blog to download Free Bookmarks Templates and instructions on how to make simple bookmarks.

3) Making Crafts and Gifts. Besides making bookmarks, I also enjoyed cross-stitch, making simple calendars and origami. Check out my Homemade Crafts and Gifts if you are also interested in making these crafts and gifts.

Making these crafts and gifts give me great joy and satisfaction. Thank God for the joy of sharing these gifts with my friends, and the joy of serving Him in this way.

What about you? Do you have any hobbies that you really enjoy?

9 Kind thoughts:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is just the cutest little thing! Thank you for the mention on your blog. Huggles!

Susan said...

I love the bear you are working on. It is so cute. The bookmarks are good ideas to give as gifts.They are very pretty.Did you say that you have made some?I also wanted to tell you that the pictures you posted of the beach were beautiful.They were on one of your blogs.God has given you many talents.I know you enjoy them all. Have a great day. God Bless

Nancie said...

Michelle, your cross-stitch are so lovely. I wish I can sew as fast as you do. I have been sitting on mine for so long and finally making some progress now :)

Nancie said...

Thank you, Susan, for your encouragements. It is a joy to serve the Lord in little ways. I really enjoy these hobbies and glad they can make others happy too. Have a blessed day!

Unknown said...

I need to have a "therapeutic hobby". I have not found one yet. I will soon.


Hugs, Jim

Nancie said...

Want to try cross-stitch, Jim? Michelle's husband, Jack, loves to do cross-stitch. So both of them do cross-stitch together :) Do visit their blog at the link from my post and you will see their masterpieces.

It's really nice to have some form of hobbies. Hope you find something that you enjoy.

Have a blessed weekend!

Darlene said...

Your bear is so cute, Nancie. I'd love to see the finished product.

I'm glad you mentioned your other blog as I didn't realize you had two....your book marks are so beautiful!

As I'm marveling at how anyone could make tell us!!
Thank you so much...this will be my summer project!

Lots of hugs :)

Nancie said...

Darlene, I am so glad you like my handiworks. I enjoyed them very much.

My Bookmarks blog has many Free Bookmarks Templates. Feel free to download and make for yourself or your friends. You can also sell them ;)

Take care. And have a great weekends!

Hugs :)

Anonymous said...

That cross-stitch is really nice!

I personally like to write but I'm starting to get into scrapbooking.


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